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Windows 7: Will this graphics card work on my computer?

10 Aug 2011   #11
douggoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thanks for your help guys, ends up that the slot was a PCI-E slot (or the card was a PCI) either way I fits and it works without a power upgrade. Thanks again


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10 Aug 2011   #12
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by douggoud View Post
thanks for your help guys, ends up that the slot was a PCI-E slot (or the card was a PCI) either way I fits and it works without a power upgrade. Thanks again
The card fit in that slot, way over near the edge of the motherboard?

The Sapphire 5570 that you gave a link for is definitely a PCI-E card. I'm not sure that it exists in PCI form.

If you'd like to stress test your upgraded system, this utility is a killer:

FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net

(I don't know if they still do it, but AMD used to detect Furmark in their drivers, and prevent it from maxxing out the card. A work around: renaming the Furmark executable.)
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12 Aug 2011   #13
douggoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by douggoud View Post
thanks for your help guys, ends up that the slot was a PCI-E slot (or the card was a PCI) either way I fits and it works without a power upgrade. Thanks again
The card fit in that slot, way over near the edge of the motherboard?

The Sapphire 5570 that you gave a link for is definitely a PCI-E card. I'm not sure that it exists in PCI form.

If you'd like to stress test your upgraded system, this utility is a killer:

FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net

(I don't know if they still do it, but AMD used to detect Furmark in their drivers, and prevent it from maxxing out the card. A work around: renaming the Furmark executable.)
you mean the long slot? yeah, i don't know much about these things, but either ati makes both pci-e and pci versions of the same graphics card, or the slot is a pci-e slot (or vise-vera, i forget), either way, it works, all my games took off and autodesk works (better), WO!
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12 Aug 2011   #14
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah I'm confused by this I could find no mention of a pci-e expansion slot in the info for that board.

Another utility that stresses dx11 cards well is
Heaven DX11 Benchmark | Unigine: real-time 3D engine (game, simulation, visualization and VR)
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12 Aug 2011   #15
douggoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

actually i think the walmart website mentioned some slots, i forget wether they were pci or pci-e slots that they mentioned in the specs
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12 Aug 2011   #16
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah the 'official listing' for it doesn't even mention the one slot that is obviously there in the picture.
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13 Aug 2011   #17
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

See if this may help you.
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04 Sep 2011   #18
DaveStaem87

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Question for OP

I have the same computer and am also considering updating this ancient graphics card.

#1 i need to know if the one you got work is good with the power supply as is
#2 how much did you pay for the card and where
#3 does it use PCI or PCI- express
#4 what are some of the games you are running with it
#5 does it run stuff like photoshop ok ?

Thanks for your help !
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04 Sep 2011   #19
douggoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaveStaem87 View Post
I have the same computer and am also considering updating this ancient graphics card.

#1 i need to know if the one you got work is good with the power supply as is
#2 how much did you pay for the card and where
#3 does it use PCI or PCI- express
#4 what are some of the games you are running with it
#5 does it run stuff like photoshop ok ?

Thanks for your help !

1) Yes, I have had no problems in about 2 months of use related to power or any other functions of the computer
2) I got it for somewhere around 50 to 60 (70 something with the shipping) at newegg .com
3) You just insert the card into the slot, like a memory upgrade, and use the low profile mounts, otherwise it'll seem confusing as to how it fits in there (they come with it by the way)
4) I've run GTA 4 on fairly high graphics with little lag, I've also played portal 2 on high graphics, Far Cry 2 and Amnesia work pretty well on here too, as well as Need For Speed Shift I can run at a pretty high graphics setting. So all the new games run pretty well on the new graphics card, and games like richard burns rally (old 2005 games and older) run very well too.
5) Yep, I've run photoshop on here, does very well with that program, as well as autodesk.

any other questions? I'd be glad to help.
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03 Oct 2011   #20
TCASE0

64
 
 

I have the same computer.. Acer aspire x1420g, I need to also upgrade my grpahics card to play The Witcher 2, can somebody recommend me a graphics card that fits and that will support the game and also run well with my power supply(220w)?
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